NCTS Reviews “Batboy: the Musical” at RLT and 1776 at Thalian Hall

NCTS Reviews “Batboy: the Musical” at RLT and 1776 at Thalian Hall

This week we finally live up to our name and cover three different North Carolina theatres in three different cities. First we do a review of the Raleigh Little Theatre’s new summer musical, “Batboy: the Musical.” After that, Ruth reviews Thalian Hall‘s production of 1776, and then we cap the show off with an interview with Dan Shoemaker of the Actors Theatre of Charlotte, regarding the theatre’s search for a new home. To learn more about each theatre, click their names above. As always, we invite you to listen, share and comment. http://media.blubrry.com/nctheaterstories/p/www.nctheaterstories.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/NCTSep4s3.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window |...

Lumberton officer replaces teen’s stolen birthday cake

By JAYMIE BAXLEY • jbaxley@civitasmedia.com LUMBERTON — Officer Daniel Dimery of the Lumberton Police Department knows how important birthdays are to teens. That’s why he wanted to lift Drew Drake’s spirits after a burglar swiped the 17-year-old’s birthday cake on Thursday. “At that age, birthdays are supposed to be milestones in your life,” Dimery said. Drew’s mother, April Drake, called the department to report that someone had broken into her home on East 13th Street during “daylight hours” after throwing a rock through a window, according to the incident report. “They went through the whole house and pretty much destroyed everything, but they only took the daughter’s items,” Dimery said. The stolen items included $200 worth of clothes, an $80 purse and the $20 birthday cake. Some of Drew’s drawings were also taken. No electronics, guns or other valuables were stolen, according to the incident report. April said that several items had been stolen from her yard in recent months, and the family was in the process of moving away from the city before the break-in happened. “I didn’t want that to be her last memory of Lumberton,” Dimery said. After he filed his report, Dimery returned to the home with a new birthday cake for Drew. “He saw that I was really upset and he went out of his way to try to make my birthday a good day,” said Drew, who is a student at Lumberton High School. April said that Dimery’s kindness helped turn her daughter’s birthday around. “We were so surprised and so very thankful,” she said. “He was able to bring back some happiness...